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Fwd: Conferences (was Re: First WWW flyer)

From: Shane Hudson <Shane@ShaneHudson.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:05:01 +0100
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To: public-webhistory@w3.org
Cc: maxf@webfoundation.org
There seems to be a lot of interesting reports from Hypertext'91 but as of
yet I have not found any that are freely available. Tempted to add the
digital library to my ACM subscription, but unfortunately I would still not
be able to share it.


On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Max Froumentin <maxf@webfoundation.org>wrote:

> On the subject of conferences,
>
> I was reading a book recounting the first conferences on cybernetics (then
> called conferences on the Circular Causal and Feedback Mechanisms in
> Biological and Social Systems), in 1946, and the author recounts quite
> vividly the discussions that took place then, which turned out to be
> pivotal for the newborn information science. It so happens that some of the
> conference's discussions were recorded in shorthand by one of the attendees
> and proved to be more valuable than the papers presented [1].
>
> I don't know if at, say, Hypertext '91 there were similarly fascinating
> and important discussions on the newborn Web, and if they were properly
> recorded. I can see a "trip report" at [2], but it's for sale! I hope there
> are other testimonials to be found (it's not as if all they attendees are
> now dead) and studied to trace the evolution of concepts and ideas.
>
> Cheers,
> Max.
>
>
> [1] The book is "The Information" by James Gleick and a site on the
> conferences is at
> http://www.asc-cybernetics.org/foundations/history/MacySummary.htm
> [2] http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=134438
>
>  I recently wondered about the proceedings of early-Web conferences. Not
> proceedings as in the list of papers published, but discussions that may
> have taken place, that were (or not) recorded.
>
>
>
> On 11 Jul 2012, at 19:40, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>
> I have what I think is the first A4 leaflet produced by Tim, that my wife
> brought back from Hypertext 91' in San-Antonio Texas (a conf she attended
> as a
> Digital engineer working on their own hypertext of that time, called Memex,
> integrated in DecWindows). It has on one side a variation of the "Web bus"
> [...]
>
>
>


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